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Triple Duty Valves – Still a Thing?

  • March 31, 2017
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 100) – All IMHO: How are Triple Duty Valves (TDV’s) on HVAC HTG and CHW systems still a thing in 2017? I saw this arrangement on a CHW system recently;​ Most HVAC design…
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E&O’s, CO’s & Shame

  • March 24, 2017
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 99) – All IMHO: How is it that the owner and developer “chisels” the design fees and construction budget yet pays change orders for errors and omissions (E&O)?   The owner and developer, who rarely hear…
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Dead Legs

  • March 16, 2017
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 98) – All IMHO: Right or wrong, if something appears enough times, it becomes accepted as normal. I guess it is the law of numbers and repetition.  Lately, pipework dead legs are appearing…
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+/- 10%?

  • March 9, 2017
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 97) – All IMHO: I cannot stop myself continuing down the rabbit hole of UK Vs USA approaches to building services engineering. Who cares? I care, because I am a total nerd.…
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Commissioning Plans Vs Method Statements

  • March 3, 2017
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 96) – All IMHO: Why do British engineers and contractors ask for method statements? I have frequently been asked this question by American construction professionals in the Middle East.  ​Method statements are a sleep…
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